Our History

Founded in 2008, the New York City chapter of NAIOP represents NYC’s most respected commercial real estate companies and is NAIOP’s fastest growing chapter. The chapter provides members unparalleled industry networking, educational and socially conscience programs and events, in addition to advocating for effective legislation on behalf of the commercial real estate industry members.

Our Developing Leaders program is dedicated to providing emerging industry professionals aged 35 and under with programs and educational services that further their growth and business development within the real estate industry.

NAIOP Corporate

NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) is the nation’s leading trade association for developers, owners, investors and asset managers in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members. NAIOP advances responsible, sustainable development that creates jobs and benefits the communities in which our members work and live.

Founded in 1967, NAIOP comprises 15,000 members in 56 North American chapters. It provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation. For more information, visit www.naiop.org. NAIOP offers 56 strong chapter networks! Along with connections with members from across North America, NAIOP members also belong to one of NAIOP’s superior local chapters, allowing easy access to market education, as well as additional personalized networking opportunities and legislative efforts.
Nearly forty years ago, key players in commercial real estate joined together to form NAIOP. Their goal was to better enable their colleagues to:


the business environment for commercial real estate in the political arena.


new business opportunities.


in educational programs with cutting-edge insight.


new avenues for professional developement.


the business environment for commercial real estate in the political arena.

Over the years, NAIOP has evolved into one of North America’s largest, most prestigious and most valuable commercial real estate organizations. NAIOP’s sister organization, the NAIOP Research Foundation, is one of the industry’s leading think tanks dedicated to conducting research assessing the trends, economic viability and needs of the built environment.

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Sponsorship Committee

The Sponsorship Committee meets bi-annually and oversees and consults on sponsorship initiatives and prospective partnerships, determines and defines value propositions, prospect opportunities and pricing. The committee also participates in member outreach to solicit new partnerships.

Programs & Special Events Committee

The Programs & Events Planning Committee is responsible for organizing NAIOP New York City’s activities, special events, programs and networking opportunities. This committee meets quarterly to propose new ideas for NAIOP’s calendar of events. The Events Planning Committee works closely with the Executive board to actively promote programs.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee meets quarterly and develops strategies for attracting and retaining members, follows up on leads with personal contacts and invitations for prospects to join. The committee also hosts new member orientation receptions, provides input and consultation to membership drive events, chapter value propositions and marketing.